Vermiculite & Insulation Removal Systems

Attic Vac System Overview & Assembly Instructions
Attic Vac In Action Removing Vermiculite
Attic Vac In Action Removing Blown-In Insulation

Product Overview

Leave the shovels for the other guys..

Enough Hose to Set Up Containment Outside!

The Attic Vac Vermiculite Removal Systems are Ruwac’s specially designed solutions to safely handle vermiculite and potential asbestos containing materials. The best part is that with up to 150′ of hose, you can set up containment OUTSIDE and save time and money! There are three different Vermiculite Packages showcased below so that you can chose the vacuum and collection capacity that is suitable for your application and usage.

  • A faster and safer vermiculite solution to collect and contain dangerous materials without exposing the operator during the process
    • Achieved with a 99% at .5 micron primary filter and 99.997% at .3 micron secondary HEPA filter
  • Includes a pre-separation drum that returns only clean air
    • The pre-separator drops heavy materials down into a collection drum that is lined with a heavy duty plastic bag
    • This process is clean, efficient and allows for dustless disposal of harmful wastes
  • No more shoveling vermiculite by hand into bags, no more setting up indoor containment and no more nails stabbing your head..
  • Versatile benefits make it great for asbestos abatement, mold and lead remediation, HVAC cleaning, demolition projects, debris removal and other post-construction projects as well!

Attic Vac Options:

Attic Vac Options
Product Vacuum Capabilities

Attic Vac Jr:

  • 110 volt power
  • 30 gallon collection capacity
  • up to 75 feet of 2″ hose
  • only 1 operator
  • small vermiculite jobs
  • remove up to 650 SQ FT of vermiculite / day

Applications:  Best choice for small vermiculite jobs that do not have blown in insulation.

Attic Vac-PK:

  • 220 volt power
  • 55 gallon collection capacity
  • up to 150 feet of 3″ hose
    • Set up your containment OUTSIDE!
  • up to 2 operators
  • medium – large vermiculite jobs
  • remove up to 1000 SQ FT of vermiculite / day

Applications:  Best choice for medium – large vermiculite jobs without blown in insulation.


Attic Vac Pro:

  • 220 volt power
  • 110 gallons of collection capacity!
  • up to 150 feet of 3″ hose
    • Set up your containment OUTSIDE!
  • up to 2 operators
  • medium – large vermiculite jobs
  • remove up to 1000 SQ FT of vermiculite / day
  • Attic Vac PRO now includes our bulk separator w/level detector for blown-in insulation

Applications:  Best choice for medium – large vermiculite jobs WITH blown in insulation.

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What is Vermiculite?

Vermiculite is a naturally-occurring mineral that when heated to a high temperature, expands to as much as 8 to 30 times its original size. Expanded forms of vermiculite are light-weight, fire-resistant and odorless, making it an ideal material used for attic and wall insulation inside houses and buildings. Vermiculite appears in the form of pebbly or porous shiny flakes.

Why Is Vermiculite Hazardous?

During the years 1919 to 1990, a mine in Libby, Montana was the primary source of more than 70% of the vermiculite being sold within the United States under the brand name Zonolite. The same mine also contained deposits of asbestos, thus contaminating all of the vermiculite being harvested there, as asbestos has since been discovered to include toxic properties linked to cancer and respiratory issues. Anyone who has vermiculite insulation in their building today should assume that it is contaminated with asbestos.

What If You Have Vermiculite Insulation?

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, they recommend that you follow these safety measures if you discover that your insulation is made from vermiculite:

• Vermiculite insulation should be left undisturbed unless otherwise removed with the help of a professional, as it can cause the asbestos particles to be released into the air and contaminate other areas of the building
• Do not store boxes or other items in attics or rooms containing vermiculite insulation or allow people into rooms / attics
• Hire a professional asbestos contractor to make sure the material is safely handled, contained and removed in a manner that complies with Federal and State requirements

What Is the Zonolite Attic Insulation Trust?

The U.S. ZAI Trust was established in June 2014 to reimburse qualified homeowner or other property owners in the United States 55% of costs associated with the professional removal of Zonolite Attic Insulation (ZAI) vermiculite. This includes third-party final visual inspection / clearance air testing and re-insulation, up to a maximum cost of $7500 (for a maximum reimbursement of $4125.) The ZAI Trust also reimburses homeowner or other property owners up to $100 for a State-certified or licensed asbestos inspector to collect a vermiculite insulation sample from within their property and submit it to the ZAI Trust for analysis. The analysis will determine if the vermiculite insulation inside the home is ZAI in order to determine eligibility for partial reimbursement under the ZAI Trust’s claims procedures. The ZAI Trust will operate for a minimum of 20 years.

Who Can File and / or Receive the U.S. ZAI Trust Claim?

• Anyone who owns / owned or rents / rented a building where ZAI was installed and faced expenses removing, abating (to include re-insulation cost) or containing the vermiculite

• There may be incidences in which a homeowner and abatement contractor reach an agreement where the claimant authorizes the Trust to pay the compensation directly to the contractor. (Note: As detailed in the “abatement expense” section of the claim form, one must provide proof of payment of the non-reimbursable portion.)

• Those who have been granted rights to the claim in the instance of a real estate negotiation

Claims forms and additional information are available at www.zonoliteatticinsulation.com

Specifications

*Specs subject to change without notice

Attic Vac Jr

Motor Rating: Power: CFM: H20": Collection Capacity: Hose Length Included: Drum Level Detector and Spray Down: Bulk Collector:
RFQ
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(2) 1200 Watt Motors / 3.2 Hp 110/1/60, 20 AMPS 200 CFM 98" H20 9 Gallon + 30 Gallon Collection Drum 75' N/A N/A Request a Quote

Attic Vac-PK

Motor Rating: Power: CFM: H20": Collection Capacity: Hose Length Included: Drum Level Detector and Spray Down: Bulk Collector:
RFQ
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(3) 1200 Watt Motors / 6 Hp 220/1/60, 23 AMPS 300 CFM 150" H20 9 Gallon + 55 Gallon Collection Drum 150' Optional Optional Request a Quote

Attic Vac Pro

Motor Rating: Power: CFM: H20": Collection Capacity: Hose Length Included: Drum Level Detector and Spray Down: Bulk Collector:
RFQ
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(3) 1200 Watt Motors / 6 Hp 220/1/60, 23 AMPS 300 CFM 150" H20 9 Gallon + 55 Gallon Collection Drum 150' Included Included Request a Quote
Features and Benefits
• All units are an engineered solution for asbestos containing vermiculite insulation removal
• Portable, easy set-up with no customization required
• Set up containment outdoors with the PK or PRO models!
• 110V and 220V options
• Increased production eliminating the need for huge crews
• Up to 2 operators
• Makes for cleaner work environment
• Reduced operator stress, no need to bring a vacuum system into that attic